What is the Undergraduate Trauma Research Training Program?

The Undergraduate Trauma Research Training program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Education for Undergraduates (REU) program, a collaborative venture between Syracuse University, SUNY Oswego, and SUNY Upstate Medical University. The program is directed by Brooks B. Gump, Ph.D., M.P.H., Falk Family Endowed Professor of Public Health at Syracuse University, and co-directed by Karen Wolford, Ph.D., Professor Department of Psychology and Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program in Trauma Studies at SUNY Oswego and includes other outstanding faculty from these institutions as well as SUNY Upstate Medical University.

This program for undergraduates is designed to improve access to research experiences for groups typically underrepresented in research (namely, veterans) through the creation of a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site.

The program is purposefully structured to span one full year. First, students will have a 2-week online orientation followed by an intensive four-week summer program on site at the Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY campus involving coursework, mentored student-faculty interactions, and the development of a research project. This program takes place June 2-27, 2014. Participating students receive a $3,000 stipend for attending this summer session. Room and board are provided free of charge, as needed. The month-long immersion program takes place on the Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY campus. Out-of-state participants are also eligible for some assistance in travel costs to and from Syracuse - please inquire as needed. Please contact us regarding the potential for bringing family to stay with you as well.

Second, students are expected to continue their research under the mentorship of REU faculty during the Fall semester.

Finally, students are expected to present their research at a national or international conference in Spring, 2014. The travel and registration expense for the conference is provided to the student through this program

This program is designed to bring together veterans and non-veterans in a safe environment as we pursue trauma research activities.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1359358. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

 
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